Dingbatt: Gee that was tough (not).
Walked into the local Noel Leemings, saw they had the XT One for $899. They also have 10% off phones this weekend so I asked if that applied to the 'One'. The girl initially said no because it was already a special, then in the next breath said if she could swing the 10% off would I take it (they only had 1). Yes, was the reply. So for $810, no fuss, no wait.
Urk, it hurts to hear that Warehouse and NL are trying to clear out their remaining stock, when I'm still waiting for My pre-order from NL and my local branch still says stock arrival status is unknown.
Glad to hear that you got an awesome deal though :) Lots of others haven't been so lucky to get the full discount so that's an excellent score!